Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among females, making it the second most common cause of death by cancer in women. On an average, one woman dies because of cancer every 13 minutes and every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. But breast cancer can be self-detected and if it is detected in time the patient can beat cancer.
Here are few signs are and breast cancer symptoms that can help women to detect if they have breast cancer at an early stage:
Lumps are thickened tissues which appear on breast or armpits or upper area of the chest. These might not be visible but can be felt. Regularly touch your breasts and if you feel or see anything like a bumped skin or a particular swelled area then immediately visit a doctor. Lumps are generally the first signs of breast cancer.
2. CHANGE IN SHAPE AND SIZE OF BREAST
Slight difference in boobs is normal but look at your breasts carefully, if you feel that one breast is getting larger than the other or is becoming lower than the other then that might be a sign.
3. CHANGE IN SKIN TEXTURE
If the skin on and around your breasts appear to be little dimpled or puckered and appears to be unusual in texture then that might be an indication of cancer.
4. CHANGE IN COLOR
If the color of your breasts appears to be red or inflamed or if the color is different from the color that it actually used to be, then that can be a cause of breast cancer.
5. CHANGE IN APPEARANCE OF NIPPLES
Nipples are usually pointing out or are relaxed but if the nipples are inverting in or are getting excessively pulled then that might be a problem. Also rash on nipples and puckering of nipples can be a symptom of breast cancer.
6. NIPPLE DISCHARGE
If any white, transparent or bloody liquid is coming out from either of the nipples especially while squeezing them and it appears to be very weird then that’s an alarming indicator of breast cancer.
Pain in and around your breast or chest or armpits which stays frequently or doesn’t go at all is a common symptom of Breast cancer.
These signs and symptoms might not always be cancerous but these are sure signs of alarmingly dangerous conditions. If you observe any of the above mentioned then immediately visit the doctor and get yourself examined. If the treatment is taken on time then there are high chances that the problem will get cured. So all the women out there take care of your body and be healthy.